Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Mercurii, 10 die Junii, 1685. 1 Jac. IIdi.
MR. Speaker reports to the House, That he had received a Letter from Sir Gilbert Gerard, assuring him, That he the said Sir Gilbert would forthwith come to Town, and deliver all his Accompts to the Committee appointed to receive and examine the same.
Sir Chr. Musgrave reports from the Committee of Elections and Privileges to whom the Matter of the Election of Burgesses to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Cricklade in the County of Wilts, was referred, That the Committee, having taken the same into their Consideration, had directed him to make a Report in Writing: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same being again read, is as follows; viz.
Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That Charles Fox Esquire, the Sitting Member, is duly elected to serve as a Burgess in this present Parliament for the Borough of Cricklade in the County of Wilts.
Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That Thomas Freake Esquire, the present Member, is not duly elected to serve as Burgess in this present Parliament for the said Borough of Cricklade.
Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, That Charles Fox Esquire, the Sitting Member, is duly elected to serve as a Burgess in this present Parliament for the Borough of Cricklade in the County of Wilts.
|Tellers,||Sir Cha. Windham,||for the Yeas,||224.|
|Tellers,||Sir Fra. Russell,||for the Noes,||60.|
|Sir Edmund Jennings,|
Supply Bill; Duty on Tobacco, &c.
The House then, according to their Order of the Thirtieth of May last, proceeded to a Hearing, at the Bar, of the Merits of the Election and Return of a Burgess to serve in this Parliament for the Town of Montgomery.
Resolved, That the several Burgesses of the several Boroughs of Llanidloes, Poole, and Llanvilling, in the County of Montgomery, have a Right to vote in the Election of a Burgess to serve in Parliament for the Shire Town of Montgomery.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ, for electing of a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Shire Town of Montgomery in the County of Montgomery, in the room of the said Mr. Williams.